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  • Feb. 22 Virtual Event on Prior Authorization

    On Thursday, Feb. 22 at Noon ET, a panel of four experts will join KFF’s Larry Levitt for a discussion addressing the future of prior authorization requirements in health care. The panel will discuss why insurers use prior authorization, its impact on patients and providers, and how the new regulations may change current practices.

  • New Data on Adolescent Mental Health

    About 1 in 5 adolescents report symptoms of anxiety or depression, according to a KFF analysis of a new federal survey of teen health. While some teens are getting mental health care, a significant share say they are not receiving the therapy they need due to costs, fear of what others will think, and/or not knowing how to get help.

  • 3 Charts About Medicare Drug Price Negotiations

    These three KFF charts spotlight key elements of the Medicare drug negotiation process and what it means for Medicare beneficiaries, the timetable according to which the process will unfold, and the public’s views about requiring the government to negotiate drug prices. 

  • Addressing Abortion Access through State Ballot Initiatives

    This brief explains why constitutional amendment ballot measures have become so popular with advocates on both sides of the abortion issue, reviews the initiatives that are in progress and may appear on state ballots in 2024, and outlines the processes available to place initiatives on the ballot.

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